Loft Conversions London

London Loft Conversions (SW1): Moving house simply because you want an additional room or 2 may be a step too far in today's London housing market. Do you really want to go through all the stress and aggravation of moving house, along with the added financial outlay? Instead you could stay put in your current home and generate that added living space by having a loft conversion. If in the future you choose to move, you'll discover that the market value of your house has increased by as much as 30%. It's not at all surprising that having a loft conversion is a popular move to make in London at present.

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Doing a comprehensive assessment of the costs associated with having a loft conversion will be crucial at this early stage. The final cost will be determined by the kind of loft conversion you have and the type of property you live in. As a guide an average London loft conversion will probably cost roughly £35,000 (in 2019), it could be a little more, it could be a bit less. You can safely go ahead with your project, if this is a figure you are comfortable with, if not you might have to try other options.

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Since there are a number of variables involved in the costs, you should only take this as a rough guideline. The principal costs will be construction work and building materials and this roughly equates to £1,250 per square metre at the time of writing. Then, building control fees, architects fees and planning fees will need to be added to the bill.

Keep in mind that all lofts in London are not suitable for converting, so this should be investigated. To make sure that your loft can in fact be converted, get a specialist in to survey it. One aspect is the height, if it is greater than 2.2 metres you should be set fair. This is one of those things that you could even check yourself, simply jump up into your loft with a tape measure. The kind of roof you've got is likewise an issue, rooves built with trusses are more complicated and costlier than ones with rafters.

If you are a bit of a DIY fanatic you might look into getting what's known as a shell loft conversion. This is where all the essential structural work, for instance structural floor, dormers/mansard, roofing, windows, staircase and steelwork (when needed) is completed. The remainder of the work is left to the property owner (to be precise you), so that it can be finished at your leisure and done to your own specs. For skilled householders or those with a limited budget this can be perfect.

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Types of Loft Conversion: The main kinds of loft conversion that you will come across in London are: roof lift loft conversions, velux loft conversions, hip-to-gable loft conversions, loft pods, roof light conversions, dormer loft conversions and mansard loft conversions.

If this is the route that you choose to take, your goal will be to locate a trustworthy local contractor who is known to do quality loft conversions in London. Ask around, especially if you know other people who have had a loft conversion done on their property. Send in a free quote form to a company like Bark and see what comes up, or maybe check reviews on Rated People or Trustatrader. Using these and other techniques should give you a reasonable short list of prospective loft conversion specialists in London and the surrounding areas of Greater London.

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Local loft conversions: Hackney, Croydon, Greenwich, Havering, Bexley, Haringey, Barnet, Islington, Hounslow, Brent, Waltham Forest, Camden, Bromley, Kingston upon Thames, Southwark loft conversions and more.

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Checking online returned the following results for "loft conversions London Greater London": Acorn Construction SW1V 4LY, Core Development Ltd E6 6DZ, DP Loft Conversions Ltd NW11 6RR.

Some London addresses served by London loft conversion specialists: Telham Road, Bangalore Street, Bard Road, Dacres Road, Davies Mews, Barlow Road, Baden Place, Tachbrook Street, Camilla Road, Saltwood Grove, Dargate Close, Camomile Street, Badsworth Road, Abernethy Road, Daisy Dobbins Walk, Baches Street, Barfett Street, Saxby Road, Dartmouth Park Hill, Dalebury Road, Tancred Road, Saltcoats Road, Talfourd Road, Adelina Grove, Bacon Lane, Acorn Way, Temple Avenue, Cadogan Square, Balniel Gate.

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